Myths and Realties

When Not to Respond

Designing Writing Assignments

Commenting: Margins and End

Commenting on Drafts


Helping Students Learn Editing

Helping Students Learn to Fix Errors

Overview of Rhetorical Context

Discipline Specific Resources

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Authors & Contributors

Expanding the Initial Triangle

Why do you read? Sometimes people read because they're compelled to, especially by teachers or students. Sometimes people read to be entertained. Many people read to be informed about a topic, and some people read to understand current controversies. Other people read to understand a writer's emotional reaction to an experience; sometimes people read to spark reflections about their own experiences. Because reading requires an active construction of meaning, it's simply impossible to read without a goal. And because reading is purposeful or goal-oriented, then the purpose that readers bring to the reading is a key overlay on their participation in the communication triangle.